Utilizing state of the art equipment like UV-cured resin 3D printers, CT scanners and fiber optic metal laser cutters, Josh’s work bridges the worlds of art and technology to create whimsical structures that cause the viewer to ponder micro and macro scale simultaneously. Swarf presents the viewer with the hidden beauty of the micro world, enlarged to a size where he or she can be fully immersed in the details that are normally too small to appreciate — something new, but also something familiar.
The sculpture is purely the result of nature and the laws of physics. Friction between the carbide cutter and the spinning steel on the metal lathe results in a unique and fanciful expression of form and raw material. Swarf is at the same time a simple enlargement, and an homage to the playful unexpected beauty of the natural world.